Klaus Bjerrum to take up the position as executive vice president of Natural Colors Division
May 8, 2018
Bjerrum has been with CP Kelco for the past 19 years where he has been in global and regional roles within several functions (operations, r&d, business management and sales). Since 2015 he has been part of the executive leadership team, reporting to the CEO.
Merger to create a global company with vast capabilities in taste, scent and nutrition
May 7, 2018
By combining with Frutarom, IFF is accelerating its Vision 2020 strategy to create a global leader in taste, scent and nutrition. The combination unites two industry-leading, innovative companies with complementary customers, capabilities and geographic reach, resulting in more exposure to fast growing end markets and an enhanced platform to deliver sustainable, profitable growth. The combined company’s customers will have access to comprehensive and differentiated integrated solutions with increased focus on naturals and health and wellness.
Chr. Hansen expanding natural color production for North America
April 16, 2018
Chr. Hansen purchased the Banker Wire manufacturing facility in Mukwonago, Wis. Officials say the move adds significantly to its presence in North America and is in convenient proximity to its Milwaukee-base. Taking this step is in response to an ever growing interest from US consumers in products made from natural, recognizable and safe ingredients, putting pressure on food and beverage producers to convert to natural colors.
Sethness offers caramel colors for meat replacers and substitutes in plant-based protein applications
March 22, 2018
Sethness can help food companies develop new offerings that pass the “eye test” with plant-based products that look more appetizing. As mentioned, the market for meat alternatives and substitutes is booming, and these finished products commonly incorporate caramel color to help achieve the typical appearance of meat.
GNT’s Exberry Purple Collection meets growing 2018 trend for purple colors in foods, beverages
March 5, 2018
Recent color innovations such as “unicorn” and “rainbow” evoke feelings of fun and intrigue. Thanks to Instagram and other social media platforms, a food’s appearance has become even more important than its taste, and supports the impression of flavor, quality, freshness and innovation. Vibrantly colored food is omnipresent in every social media feed and by using Exberry®: “Selfies can become Healthies”.
Kalsec® accepted to the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative Platform
March 2, 2018
The SAI Platform was created in 2002 by the food industry to actively promote the worldwide development of sustainable agriculture, involving different stakeholders of the food chain. The SAI Platform supports sustainable agricultural practices including the efficient production of safe, high quality agricultural products, in a way that protects and improves the natural environment, the social and economic conditions of farmers, their employees and local communities, and safeguards the health and welfare of all farmed species.
Frutarom opens €5 million formulation center to answer growing demand for natural colors
March 1, 2018
Officials say Frutarom’s growth reflects its acquisitions of several natural colors companies, as well as major investments in building fully integrated, safe, and controlled supply chains. The company has experienced double-digit growth annually in the natural colorants segment.
Acquisition will bolster Sensient Food Colors’ ‘Seed to Shelf’ strategy
February 9, 2018
GlobeNatural brings more than 25 years of experience in the sourcing, manufacturing, and exporting of natural food ingredients. The natural colors are used in a wide range of food and beverage applications in every region of the world.
International Technical Caramel Association publishes new literature review
January 11, 2018
ITCA commissioned the open access publication to provide stakeholders an updated and concise overview of the caramel color literature that ties together existing studies, and puts into context regulatory actions and expert opinions to date.
Check out the May 2020 issue of Prepared Foods, featuring our cover story on sweetener blends and sugar reduction, the increasing reliance on natural gums and fibers, new fruit and vegetable offerings, and much more.